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Armenian Church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

Armenian Church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

Ceremony marking 100 years since start of the killings believed to be biggest canonization service in history

Myanmar's population control bill bad for women, minorities

Myanmar's population control bill bad for women, minorities

Controversial legislation would be a setback, rights group warns

Sri Lanka graft busters question ex-president's brothers

Sri Lanka graft busters question ex-president's brothers

Basil Rajapaksa remanded for two weeks, brother Gotabhaya hauled before anti-corruption body

India's cabinet proposes treating minors as adults in 'heinous' crimes

India's cabinet proposes treating minors as adults in 'heinous' crimes

Bill notes the increasing number of serious offenses being committed by persons aged 16-18

Blogger attacked by brick-wielding ‘security personnel’ in Vietnam

Blogger attacked by brick-wielding ‘security personnel’ in Vietnam

Trinh Anh Tuan says assailants were part of a group monitoring his home

Christian persecution in Zhejiang more severe than first thought

Christian persecution in Zhejiang more severe than first thought

China Aid says 1,300 Christians detained or arrested while protecting churches in the province since end of 2013

Rights monitors decry arrest of Papuans on 'treason' charges

Rights monitors decry arrest of Papuans on 'treason' charges

Say Indonesian police are using intimidation tactics against the indigenous population

HK govt unveils vote plan, no concessions to pro-democrats

HK govt unveils vote plan, no concessions to pro-democrats

'Fake democracy' roadmap draws backlash from opposition lawmakers, warnings of more street protests

Thugs attack lawyers outside court in China's Hunan province

Thugs attack lawyers outside court in China's Hunan province

Victims say they were targeted after filing a complaint alleging that their clients were tortured to obtain confessions

Church leaders should re-erect cross, Malaysian state says

Church leaders should re-erect cross, Malaysian state says

Meanwhile, officials and scholars debate whether or not Muslim protesters violated Sedition Act

Justice elusive for murdered environmental activists in the Philippines

Justice elusive for murdered environmental activists in the Philippines

Conservationists, rights groups mark Earth Day with somber calls for accountability

'Grave-robbing' monk detained, disrobed in Thailand

'Grave-robbing' monk detained, disrobed in Thailand

The 65-year-old Buddhist stands accused of looting graves for skulls to be used in black magic, police said

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